Traveling is a part of BMX. A big part. Meeting riders at their home turf is always interesting. Where do they ride? What do they eat? How do they get around? How many riders are there? Iceland was a new terrain for me. Expectations weren't high simply because I didn't know what to expect. Anton Arnarson has always been the contact for foreign riders who wanted to explore the island. On this trip the request came in through the UCI. The first Icelandic BMX Freestyle Championships were on the program and a request came in for some help in setting up the contest, judging and in general be introduced to BMX Freestyle in Iceland. As explained, new countries to visit is always interesting and Iceland had not been ticked off so off we went.
On arrival Erla picked me up and we went to Mountain Dew to pick up some drinks for the contest. After checking in and a little tour we went straight to the park where we met up with Johann Borgthorsson, the sports director of the BFH club. The first impression was good. The park was indoors, had some fun obstacles and I could picture a good comp taking place here the next day. The BFH club is the only indoor ramp park in Iceland and set up to get the kids into skateboarding and BMX. Anton Arnarson, Ari Ranveigarson and Sindri Hauksson were instrumental in building the park which is a mix of flatbanks and transition ramps with a small mini, rainbow wallride, rail, hips, box, ledge and everything else they could fit in the former fire patrol station. It's not the biggest indoor place on earth, but if you only have 4 months with decent daylight, you will be happy to be able to turn on the
The inaugural 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships closed out a remarkable series finale today as Larry Edgar was crowned Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion. His critical second place finish bumped up his overall rankings to edge out former leader Sergio Layos to take the victory. Annihilating the custom-spec cement park course in Huntington Beach as part of the Vans US Open, Edgar’s showstopping airs and effortless technical style has surpassed the world’s best BMX park riders, earning him the coveted World Championship title, in addition to the crowd favorite Big Air Award.
“My only goal was to have as much fun as possible this season,”Edgar exclaims. “Winning the Vans
The Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships kicked off today in Huntington Beach, CA at the Vans US Open of Surfing, gathering 40 of the world’s top BMX riders for the event’s adrenaline-charged prelim rounds. Series pro, Dennis Enarson’s enormous transfers and powerful riding dominated the custom-spec pro park course to put him in the semi-finals lead. Qualifying in second, crowd favorite Kevin Peraza’s unflinching determination for a place on the podium shook-up the title race, while local hero and speed demon Kris Fox qualified in third. The top 20 riders from today’s semi-finals rounds will advance to the series’ first Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship finals, Sunday, August 6.
Monster Energy congratulates BMX athletes Colton Walker and Kyle Baldock on their respective gold-medal victories in BMX Dirt and BMX Best Trick on the final day of X Games Minneapolis 2017. Walker took gold in the BMX Dirt competition, and Baldock won bronze. Just an hour later Baldock also won gold in the Dave Mirra’s BMX Best Trick final — his second. Wrapping up competitions at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis fans were treated to a spectacle as Monster Energy athletes dominated the day on their bikes. First up was the BMX Dirt Finals in which riders link up three consecutive jumps ranging in size from 17 to 25 feet before hitting a new addition to this year’s contest, a 10-foot quarterpipe at the end of the course.
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day Four News and Results – Baldock Takes Top Spot in Dave Mirra's BMX Best Trick; Walker Grabs Gold in Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt. The inaugural X Games Minneapolis came to an explosive end on Sunday as 27,000 fans packed U.S. Bank Stadium to cheer on the world’s premiere action sports athletes. With finals for the Fruit for the Loom BMX Dirt, Toyota Men’s Skateboard Park, Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick and the gravity-defying Real Cost Moto X Quarterpipe High Air followed by a spine-tingling performance by legendary local music act Atmosphere, Sunday was one for the books.
Opening the final day of competition was the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Finals, an event where
Day three at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis displayed the embodiment of the action sports lifestyle as over 40,000 fans passed through the gates to witness the worlds best skateboarders, BMX and Moto X riders battle it out in the name of X Games glory. Today's action saw the Toyota Men’s BMX Park.
Action kicked off with the Toyota BMX Park Finals where Kevin Peraza took the win on the smooth transitions of the custom built course. Between massive airs, a stylish 360 tail-whip to table top and a technical 360 nose manual on top of the quarterpipe feature, the 22-year-old from Tucson, Arizona took his first ever gold in BMX Park with a score of 90.33. Trailing a full three points behind,
Monster Energy congratulates Kevin Peraza for his winning run on the BMX Park course at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis.The young rider made short work of the competition taking the victory in convincing fashion. This year X Games spared no expense in creating what many athletes are calling the best Park course in the long history of the games. Set inside the climate controlled US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the deep bowls, unique features and silky smooth transitions afforded riders free reign to bring everything they had to the competition.
Unfortunately for the rest of the field, 22-years-old Kevin Perazawas on fire today. In a three run final, Peraza went to work right away bringing his tech street style to the big transitions of the park
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day Two News and Results – Reynolds wins street, Foster Wins Gold in The Real Cost BMX Big Air. Day two of X Games Minneapolis saw a crowd of 32,000 enthusiastic fans gather at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the world's premier action sports athletes battle it out for X Games gold. Action included the BMX Street Final, Women's Skate Street Final, The Real Cost BMX Big Air and the crowd favorite, Pacifico Moto X Freestyle Final.
Following an afternoon of skateboard and BMX Qualifiers, the BMX Street Finals kicked off the evening's competitions. Once again it was the unstoppable Garrett Reynolds who took the top spot, winning his 9th gold medal in the event. Making quick work of the street course, Reynolds landed a